Living : Life Style

How Sustainable Are Big Companies?

Do you drink a Starbucks coffee in the morning? What about when you don't have time to cook something and you grab a quick burger from McDonalds? What about Coca-Cola? Apple? Do you know if these big companies are trying to better our environment? Or do they just keep it hush hush?

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Leave Only Footprints: Eco-friendly travel

With the ever growing pollution problem compromising air quality around the world, the oceans filling up with plastic and overuse and pollution of our waterways, leaving our earth the way nature intended is getting harder. Traveling is always fun but do you leave anything there? Do you leave things are you found them? Do you drop some sustainable practices as they are more inconvenient when you travel? Travel is a great education, but our

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Green Marketing Sustainability

Green marketing may just seem to be a trendy new way of selling a product or service, but what is green marketing? Does it make a difference? Green marketing by dictionary definition is the marketing of products that are presumed to be environmentally preferable to others. Green, environmental and eco-marketing are part of the new marketing approaches which do not just re-focus, adjust or enhance existing marketing thinking and practice, but

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Living an eco-friendly life

There is a myth that has been around forever that suggests living an eco-friendly lifestyle is expensive. The truth is that some ‘shop bought’ items that are labelled ‘green’, ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘organic’ certainly do have an increased price tag from the ‘standard’, highly processed till there’s nothing of value left in them, chemical laden items, but do you have to purchase those to be eco-friendly? In a lot of

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20 ways to reuse mason jars

Mason jars are your best friend! In fact any jar is your best friend if you’re looking to decrease your reliance on plastic. There are many ways to reuse Jars if you take the time to think about it. Always hold them in the back of your mind to the solution to every problem, and you’ll find all kinds of amazing uses. The best thing about them all – is that they make great, low cost, recycled gifts. Get creative! Here are 20 ways to

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10 ways to reuse CDs

It’s been a while since CD’s were a staple of every computer owner for storing data, but there are still secret stashes we all have somewhere! Do you have a whole stack of old CD’s that are going nowhere? Well here’s 10 ways to reuse them! Bird bath: All you need is to smash up a few CD’s and an old plate. Use outdoor grout or leftover cement to stick them to the plate and in the gaps between. Then you get beautiful bird bath!

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A How to Guide to Hypermiling

Unless you live in a large city with good access to public transportation, chances are you depend on a car to get your around. If you’re an eco-conscious consumer, you likely have a fuel-efficient car, but did you know you can actually improve the fuel consumption of your car? Many drivers worldwide have figured out some simple tricks to drive in a more sustainable manner that also maximizes mileage. This is called hypermiling. Not only does

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How to Keep your Kids Occupied During the Christmas Season?

We all know that Christmas should be the most wonderful time of the year, and it is, or, at least, most of the time. But, we have to admit the holiday season can also be extremely stressful, especially if you have kids. There is so much stuff you need do in order to prepare your home for the festivities that you will feel it is impossible to accomplish everything and the kids have the amazing ability to prolong everything you are trying to do.

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Creative Alternatives to a Traditional Christmas Tree

It is not easy to make up your mind when it comes to the topic of Christmas tree. There are so many different possibilities, and even more opinions. This is just a topic on which everybody has an opinion. Tell somebody that you are planning to get a real tree, and there is a high chance they will have an opinion on your choice, and it may not be positive. But tell them you are getting an artificial, and you will probably get the same reaction.

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How to Have a Green Christmas

Christmas is upon us, and we can hardly wait for it. This is the time where we concentrate on our families and having a great time, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about the environment. All the wrapping paper and packaging we use, the fuel we spent while traveling for holidays or shipping presents, and even the energy we use for Christmas lights is taking a toll on the environment. But, does it have to be like that? We all know that

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